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Cubase Dynamics Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Intro & Dynamic Modules

  • Introduction 1:36


    Dave welcomes you and gives a brief overview of the different types of Dynamic Module Plug-Ins included in Cubase.

  • Accessing the Plug-Ins 3:17

    Accessing the Plug-Ins

    Learn how you can insert the plug-ins via the Channel Settings Window and how some of them can be easily accessed via the new Channel Strip Window.

Chapter 2 : Compression & Limiting

  • Dynamic Range 3:22

    Dynamic Range

    Learn the fundamentals of Dynamics to better understand what our Dynamics plug-ins will be effecting.

  • Compression Controls 14:51

    Compression Controls

    What is Compression and Limiting? What does it do to an audio signal? Learn the fundamentals of setting Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release and Makeup Gain and how these different settings effect an audio signal.

  • Limiting Controls 3:53

    Limiting Controls

    Learn what the similarities and differences are between Compression and Limiting.

  • Compression Types 12:34

    Compression Types

    Explore the different Compression Modules available in Cubase including the Stereo Compressor, Vintage Compressor, Tube Compressor, De-Esser, and Multiband Compressor. Review the common controls between each of the modules and briefly explore the nuances of each module.

  • Sidechaining 13:48


    Learn what Side-Chaining is and discover how to set up a Side-Chain in Cubase for De-Essing, bringing Kick and Bass into balance, and controlling the volume of a voiceover background music bed.

  • Limiting 5:06


    Look deeper into the different Limiting Plug-Ins that are available and also learn common techniques when placing them in the signal chain.

Chapter 3 : Gates, Expansion & Transients

  • Gates & Expanders 12:33

    Gates & Expanders

    Take a brief look at how a Gate and Expander are similar and how they can be used to remove noise or add extra dynamics to an audio signal. Recap on what we've learned about Threshold and Attack Times to see how we can apply those same controls to effect a Gate. Explore how we can use a Gate to remove background noise from a drum recording and how to eliminate background noise from a guitar track. Apply what we've learned about Sidechaining to create creative Gating Effects. And learn how we can use the MIDI Gate to create Stutter Effects.

  • EnvelopeShaper 5:56


    See how this unique plug-in can control the transients of an audio signal. Explore how we can use it to modify the attack and release on a Kick Drum and how we can use Sidechaining to add attack to an acoustic guitar recording.

Chapter 4 : Putting it all Together

  • Putting it Together Pt. 1 14:52

    Putting it Together Pt. 1

    Review what we have learned about controlling dynamics and put everything to use in a real-world mix example! We'll explore the various uses of these modules and combine them together to create a clean and balanced mix.

  • Putting it Together Pt. 2 10:32

    Putting it Together Pt. 2

    Continuation and wrap-up where we explore further tricks and show how we use the Limiter on the Mix Buss.

Product Overview

Cubase master Dave Askew brings you the most in-depth collection of tutorials available about Cubase's Dynamics Plug-Ins. Learn all about these essential workhorse plug-ins and how to use them to get that professional, tight, fat sound.

Dave begins with an introduction welcoming you to the series and reveals all of the different Dynamics Processor Plug-Ins he'll be explaining in the series. Next, Dave shows you different ways to access the Dynamics Plug-Ins via the Channel Settings Window and Chanel Strip Window.

Moving on, Dave teaches you the Fundamentals of Dynamics, such as Dynamic Range, Compression Controls, Limiting Controls, Compression Types, Sidechaining and Limiting, so you know exactly what you're doing when using the different Dynamic Plug-Ins on your tracks.

Gates and Expansion Plug-Ins are next, and you'll see how they can be used to Remove Noise or Add Extra Dynamics to an Audio Signal. The EnvelopeShaper is then explored and you'll discover how you can use this unique plug-in to Control the Transients of an Audio Signal and How to Use it to Modify the Attack and Release on a Kick Drum, and more.

Wrapping it all up, Dave reviews what you have learned about Controlling Dynamics and puts everything to use in a real-world mix! You'll explore the various uses of these modules and combine them together to create a clean and balanced mix. Before signing off, Dave gives you further tricks and shows How to Use the Limiter on the Mix Buss. If you use Cubase, or just want to learn what Dynamics Processors are and how to use them, this series is a "must see"... Watch "Cubase Dynamics Explained" today.

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